Alfred-South La Paloma, Texas

Coordinates: 27°53′40″N 97°58′27″W / 27.89444°N 97.97417°W / 27.89444; -97.97417
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Alfred-South La Paloma, Texas
Location of Alfred-South La Paloma, Texas
Location of Alfred-South La Paloma, Texas
Coordinates: 27°53′40″N 97°58′27″W / 27.89444°N 97.97417°W / 27.89444; -97.97417[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyJim Wells
 • Total4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Land4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Total451
 • Density101.1/sq mi (39.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-01822[2]

Alfred-South La Paloma is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Jim Wells County, Texas, United States. The population was 451 at the 2000 census. For the 2010 census, the CDP was split into Alfred and South La Paloma.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.22% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 451 people, 144 households, and 112 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 101.1 inhabitants per square mile (39.0/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.69% White, 1.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 6.65% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.43% of the population.

There were 144 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 34.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,154, and the median income for a family was $36,827. Males had a median income of $37,031 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,013. None of the families and 7.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 41.7% of those over 64.


Alfred-South La Paloma is served by the Orange Grove Independent School District.[3][4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: ALFRED−SOUTH LA PALOMA CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2022. - Compare with the modern school district boundary.
  4. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Jim Wells County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2022. - Compare with the old Alfred-South La Paloma boundary. The school district boundaries were the same in 1999, at the time of the Alfred-South La Paloma CDP (Source: Texas Education Agency)